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Welcome to summer dear friends!
While for most adults our life marches on with an unchanged schedule, summer is just different. There is a license to enjoy yourself a little more, to linger, to hang out a little later, watch the sunset, and to just simply be.
Many will find some time to "escape" their everyday life and take off for an adventure somewhere new, or to renew old relationships in somewhere familiar. Some will head to the beach, see relatives and maybe even go to camp.
Whatever you do this summer, don't forget to keep your eye out for that special source of water that you want to bring back in the fall for our water communion service.
I also hope you will remember to keep checking in with your family at Mission Peak UU. Besides our regular summer worship, we have several exciting events coming up. Two that come to mind are Baseball Sunday and our annual Mission Peak UU camping trip.
If you are interested in coming along for the trip to the Oakland A's game after our Baseball Sunday service on July 17, tickets will be on sale for $16 after the service this Sunday, or you can email Jen King
. You can also sign up for the August 5-7 camping trip with Jen King and more information for both events can be found in an article below.
And for even more Mission Peak UU events, see the calendar at the very end of this email.
In the meantime, enjoy the beginning of summer, and I will be hoping to see you somewhere soon!
Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel
Minister of Mission Peak UU Congregation
Fremont, CA. www.mpuuc.org
Prefered appointment times: Tue-Thur 11am-6pm
Available by appt all days except Monday
| This Sunday's Service - July 3, 2016|
The Art of Meditation
In this distracted and distracting world, many of us are desperately seeking ways to unplug, refocus and find our center. While classic meditation techniques work for some, for many they fail to connect. Come join us this Sunday as we explore a much more accessible entrance point to meditation.
Leading the service will be Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel and Worship Associate Rev. Barbara F. Meyers. Music will be provided by Jay Steele.
| Summer Events|
Please plan on joining us for the following events this summer:
Baseball Sunday is July 17! - Don't miss the baseball themed service & sermon on Sunday, July 17 at Mission Peak. Invite your friends and come out for a morning of fun. After the service we'd love to have you join us at the Oakland Coliseum for the Oakland A's vs the Toronto Blue Jays. We still have tickets left. Tickets are $16 each and the seats will be in the shade. Feel free to invite family and friends. Jen King will be selling tickets after the service on Sunday, July 3. You can also contact her via phone or email. Hope to see you at the game!MPUUC Annual Camp Out - Our annual group camping trip will take place August 5-7 this year. We will be venturing up to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park near Kenwood and Glen Ellen in the heart of wine country (wine tasting anyone?) The cost is $10 per person which includes 2 nights of camping. Please plan on joining us and sign up with Jen King after Sunday services.
| Co-housing & Tiny Homes|
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time: 12 to 2:30 pm
Let's have a deeper discussion on Affordable Housing - originally presented in April 2016.
Topic: Co-housing & Tiny homes
Raines & Betsy on Co-housing and Aaron & Candace on Tiny Homes will lead this discussion. Bring your questions and get some answers on how to bring about housing solutions for the Fremont and area.
Light refreshments will be served.
| FY 2015-2016 Pledge|
| FY 2015-2016 Pledge|
Now that we've held our annual meeting, MPUUC's fiscal year is rapidly drawing to a close! Here's a friendly reminder to please make sure to submit any open pledge amounts for FY2015-2016 to be received before 6/30/2016, so we can close out our books and make sure you are properly credited. You can put your remaining pledge in the mail:
Mission Peak UU Congregation
P.O. Box 545
Fremont, CA 94537-0545
Thank you to everyone who has already completed your pledge!
| Volunteers Needed for RE|
Volunteers Needed for Summer RE!Thank you for all you do!
The DRE is looking for volunteers to lead crafts, tell stories, and lead activities in our classroom for all ages this Summer. All the lessons are pre-written and all supplies will be provided. Please help us give our fall and spring volunteers a summer vacation. If you are willing to help out please contact the DRE asap!
| Black & White|
Black & White Auction - It's Time to Start Planning!!
November may seem very far away at this point, but from an event planning point of view it's right around the corner and we need to have an extremely successful event this year to help out with our budget deficit. If you are interested in helping to plan the Black & White Auction, please contact Jen King ASAP (She will be heading it up again this year). Also, start thinking about what services you'd like to donate for the auction and/or what items (jewelry, cards, jams, pottery, knitted items, etc.) you would like to donate for the boutique and start creating them now! Jen would also like to hear any ideas you may have for additions/changes to the Black & White Auction format. Let's get excited and make this year's event the biggest and best ever!
Request for Class Proposals - Adult Education
Request for Class Proposals - Adult Education - Fall 2016
The Adult Education Committee is seeking proposals for classes for the Fall quarter - Sept through Nov of 2016. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others.
Past topics have included Buddhist meditation, healthy eating, art and spirituality, the Enneagram, joy of movement, and celebration of the sacred feminine. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week.
How can you submit a proposal? Contact Linda Messia at 510 792-1539 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org with your course information.
Please submit your proposal no later than July 5th. Thank you!
| Sunday Services Team|
|Our congregation's Sunday Services are the heart of our community. We are losing several members who have been instrumental in making sure our Sunday worships happen. We need all members to sign up to be an alternate for one of the tasks on Sunday. Colleen Arnold will be outside the service this Sunday with signup sheets, so please consider whether you would be able to hand out Orders of Service, set up chairs, make coffee, etc. We anticipate needing alternates 3-4 times per year, but if enough people sign up, it could be even less often. And a great big THANK YOU to those of you who are already doing these tasks monthly. You can also e-mail Colleen at email@example.com.|
|Community Office Hours |
Rev. Jeremy's upcoming dates
I am always interested in suggestions for new places, times and ways that this could work better for you, so if you have an idea, please drop me a line, it is as easy as clicking right here
. And of course I am also always available by personal appointment all days except Monday.
Tuesday, July 511 AM - 1 PM
1790 Decoto Rd
|Mission Peak UU |
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Summer Serenade Concert 4-5 pm FUMC Sanctuary
Enneagram Instincts 7-9 pm / private home
Jeremy's Coffee Hours 11-1 pm Starbucks, Union City
Affordable Housing Forum
(Co-housing & Tiny Homes)
12-2:30 pm Cole Hall
6-8 p./private home
Who We Are
Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fremont was founded in 1993. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mission Peak members determine its policies, choose its minister, and support it financially.
We affirm and promote these UUA Principles and Purposes:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in our society at large
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
We invite you to join us and add your commitment to ours. Mission Peak is a living and changing congregation, responsive to the spiritual needs of its members. With the leadership of our minister, we search for ways to fulfill ourselves as individuals and as a community. Joining us is a commitment to this process.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 545 Fremont, CA 94537-0545
or click here to contact us directly
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